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Faithful or Wicked

45“Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their allowance of food at the proper time? 46Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. 47Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. 48But if that wicked slave says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ 49and he begins to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know. 51He will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 24:45-51, NRSV)

Have you ever been in a position of power or being in control? How did you handle it?

Were you a boss that told everyone what to do while you sat back and watched from the sideline and yelled at people when they messed it up? Or were you a leader and a person who worked alongside the others and did your fair share of the work?

It is not for us to lord our control over others. We need to serve at all times and know that by serving we are doing what Christ has called us to do.


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Be at work…

When you are hired for a job do you watch for when the boss is looking and then make it look like you are working? Do you work harder or more diligently when the boss is looking, or when others can see you?  When you are alone do you surf the web and do personal stuff and not do your work? Do you miss treat those under you and have them do your work, so that you get credit?

We can not get and keep a job by merely working when the boss or those over us are watching us. We can not miss treat others because the boss or those over us are not around.

Jesus is always watching and therefore we can not get away from Him, nor should we want to.  He is always watching us, and expects us to always be acting in a way that shows him to those around us.  He wants us to be busy showing forth His love and doing His will so that all can come to a relationship with the father.

Be about the work of the father treating everyone as God has treated you. Excepting them warts and all, loving them and working with them to bring forth His kingdom.

Daddy God, guide me to be your worker and to do your will. To not seek my own desires or wants, but to work your mission and vision so that all will come to know you and live with you. Amen.